Students, Faculty React to First Presidential Debate

Students, Faculty React to First Presidential Debate

Courtney Garver, Staff Writer

October 9, 2020

The first of three scheduled debates in advance of the 2020 Presidential Election was conducted on Sept. 29 between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. “My general thoughts on the debate were overall negative,” said sophomore Joe Mazurkiewicz. “President Trump showed...

Students Weigh In on Election Issues

Students Weigh In on Election Issues

Marina Misitano, Editor

October 8, 2020

With the 2020 presidential election less than a month away, Troubadour Editor Marina Misitano asked several members of the SFU student body their thoughts on some of the issues relative to the race. Election Day is Nov. 3:   Do you think that the mail-in ballot process will work smoothly in next...

Economics Program Named in Honor of Former Faculty Member

Economics Program Named in Honor of Former Faculty Member

Halie Murphy, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

The Shields School of Business honored former faculty member Philip Woo at a ceremony on Aug. 31 by naming the school’s Economics Program after him. The Dr. Philip Woo Economics Program becomes the first “named” academic program in the SSOB. Woo was a highly respected Economics professor who...

Dorothy Day Center Conducting Furniture Drive

Dorothy Day Center Conducting Furniture Drive

Ashley Cichon, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

Due to the pandemic, donations to the Dorothy Day Outreach Center have slowed greatly, and the Center is now in the midst of a furniture drive. The University and surrounding Loretto community can help benefit those in need in the region by donating furniture in a safe way. The Center is currently...

A Conversation with the President

A Conversation with the President

Marina Misitano, Editor

September 24, 2020

Troubadour Editor Marina Misitano recently sat down for an in-depth interview with University President the Very Rev. Malachi Van Tassell:   Marina: What did the decision-making process look like in regards to having students return to campus in August?   Father Malachi: In very early i...

NEC Hits Pause Button on Fall Sports Due to COVID

NEC Hits Pause Button on Fall Sports Due to COVID

Ronell Giles, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

Fall sports in the Northeast Conference have been put on hold due to COVID-19 and there is currently no clear picture of when or if these teams will compete in 2020.  Beginning Sept. 1, all athletics teams were given the opportunity for limited practices, with masks being worn while working out. Teams ...

Basketball Player Leads Voter Registration Initiative

Basketball Player Leads Voter Registration Initiative

Patrick Hough, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

Junior basketball player Ty Stewart has thrown into action his plan to get more students around Saint Francis registered to vote for the 2020 election in November. Stewart, who has long been involved with social justice causes, and who has been active in this year’s Black Lives Matter Movement,...

Many Recall Memories and Those Lost on 9/11

Many Recall Memories and Those Lost on 9/11

Kelly Marchi, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

On the clear Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001, an American Airlines flight crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. This was the first of four attacks on the United States that day.  Today marks the 19th anniversary of these attacks. Sept. 11, 2001, is a date...

Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2020 Still on Hold

Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2020 Still on Hold

Emese Szucs, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

The administration is still working on the organization of a Class of 2020 graduation ceremony, which will likely be held in 2021. Last semester, after students left campus in the middle of March because of the pandemic, a decision was made to conduct an online graduation ceremony in May.  Many in...

Narduzzi, Nguyen Named 2020 Mr. and Ms. Frankie Award Winners

Narduzzi, Nguyen Named 2020 Mr. and Ms. Frankie Award Winners

Marina Misitano, Editor

May 18, 2020

Nursing major Tommy Nguyen and Communications major Teresa Narduzzi were recently named the Mr. and Ms. Frankie award winners for the 2019-20 academic year. The Mr. and Ms. Frankie candidates are voted on by members of the SFU Senior Class and are students who exemplify scholarship, leadership, achievement...

Challenges of Completing Coursework From Home

Challenges of Completing Coursework From Home

Marina Misitano, Editor

April 23, 2020

Over the last month, students have transitioned from in-person classes on campus to virtual classes in their homes. This transition has affected the lives of many students, families and faculty members. Some students live across the country. “I have to wake up at 6:30 a.m. for my 9:30 a.m. classes...

Coronavirus Disrupting Lives Everywhere: Courses Moved Online Through Remainder of Semester

Coronavirus Disrupting Lives Everywhere: Courses Moved Online Through Remainder of Semester

Raegan Woolwine, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

Coming back from Spring Break, many Saint Francis students were ready to finish the spring semester strong. Talk of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, was scattered across campus, but no one took it too seriously. Within a week, however, things changed quickly around the world and at SFU. Athletics...

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